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MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG YAB CHOW KON YEOW IN KOMTAR, GEORGE TOWN, PENANG ON THE 28th OF MAY 2019

Centenary birthday of Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu

The second Chief Minister of Penang Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu was born a century ago on 28th May 1919.

Tun Dr. Lim was one of the most illustrious sons of Penang. He attended the Penang Free School and subsequently obtained his degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland on a King’s Scholarship. He was elected as the second Penang Chief Minister during the first change of government in the state back in 1969 and for the next 21 years he was in power, brought much development to Penang. Tun Dr. Lim retired from public office after the 1990 general election.

The Penang State Government, via Penang Institute, will commemorate Tun Dr. Lim’s centenary birthday and the 50th anniversary of the founding of Penang Development Corporation (PDC) later this year with the launch of a book “Lim Chong Eu – From Free Port to Modern Economy: Economic Development and Social Change in Penang, 1969 to 1990” and accompanying forums and discussions.

In 1969, at the height of mass unemployment, Tun Dr. Lim pioneered job-led growth through export-oriented industrialisation of Penang which provided many with jobs and upward mobility. Half a century later, as Malaysia faces economic challenges as a result of the trade war between United States and China, Penang can take a leaf from the job-led growth strategy pursued by Tun Dr. Lim and PDC fifty years ago.

Chow Kon Yeow


槟州首席部长曹观友于2019年5月28日在槟城乔治市光大发表文告

敦林苍祐医生100岁冥诞

第二任槟州首席部长,已故敦林苍祐医生生于1919年5月28日。

敦林苍祐医生是最杰出的槟城之子之一。他早年就读于槟城大英义中学,随后获得英国皇家奖学金,并在英国苏格兰爱丁堡大学获得外科医学学位。槟州在1969年首次经历政权轮替,敦林苍祐医生同年出任第二任槟首长,其后掌管槟州21年,为槟州带来很多发展。他于1990年大选后退休。

槟州政府将通过槟城研究院于今年推介新书《林苍祐-从自由港到现代经济:1969-1990年的槟城经济发展与社会变迁》,及相关论坛和讨论会,以纪念敦林苍祐医生100岁冥诞和槟州发展机构成立50周年。

面对1969年的大规模失业潮,敦林苍祐医生首推就业带动增长模式,通过推动以出口为导向的工业化发展,提供工作与升迁机会。半个世纪后,当马来西亚面对中美贸易战所带来的经济挑战时,槟城可从敦林苍祐医生和槟州发展机构于50年前推行的就业带动增长策略中汲取灵感。

曹观友